Thomas Paschos & Attorneys, pc

  • Thomas Paschos, Esq.

  • 30 North Haddon Avenue, Suite 200
  • Haddonfield, NJ 08033
  • TPaschos@paschoslaw.com
  • Phone:856.354.1900

  • 303 Chestnut Street
  • Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • TPaschos@paschoslaw.com
  • Phone:215.636.0555

  • Areas of Practice:
  • Accounting Malpractice
  • Agents and Brokers
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Civil Rights Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Truck Accident Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Condominium Associations
  • Construction Litigation
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Directors and Officers
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Engineers and Contractors
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Environmental Litigation
  • General Property and Casualty Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Labor & Employment Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lessors Contingent Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Premises Liability Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Public Officials
  • Specialty Errors and Omissions
  • Subrogation
  • Transportation Litigation

  • Admitted to Practice Law
  • in following jurisdictions:
  • Pennsylvania-1985
  • New Jersey-1986
  • U.S.D.C. Eastern District of PA-1986
  • U.S.D.C. Middle District of PA-2001
  • U.S.D.C. New Jersey-1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit-1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court-1989

  • Education:
  • Temple University School of Law; J.D. 1985
  • L.L.M. in Trial Advocacy, 1998
  • Drexel University; Bachelor of Science
  • in Business Administration, 1982

  • Member:
  • Primerus
  • Chair – Professional Liability Practice Group;
  • Executive Committee,
  • Employment & Labor Group
  • Professional Liability Underwriters Society
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation
  • Chair – Lawyers Professional Practice Group
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Saint Thomas Moore Society of Philadelphia
  • Board of Directors, 2002-Present
  • American Hellenic Lawyers Association
  • President 2001-2003
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, 2004-2005

Thomas Paschos practices in the fields of professional liability, employment litigation, insurance coverage, products liability, and complex commercial litigation. He represents, amongst others, corporate officers, physicians, dentists, nursing homes, lawyers, accountants, product manufacturers, insurance agents and brokers, architects and engineers, contractors, transportation companies and insurance companies. He has been awarded an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which identifies a lawyer with a very high to preeminent legal ability. As the managing partner of Thomas Paschos & Associates, P.C., he is responsible for managing the firm’s offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Haddonfield, New Jersey. The firm is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, and Tom is the current Chairman of the Professional Liability Practice Group, and also serves on the Executive Committee of Primerus’ Employment and Labor Group. Also, he was the past chair for the Lawyers Professional Practice Group of the Professional Liability Defense Federation. In 2004, 2014, 2015 and 2016, he was voted by his peers as one of Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers. He is also an ARIAS –U.S. Certified Arbitrator

Tom is the author of numerous insurance industry publications and the presenter of in house presentations for insurance clients. He advises insurance companies in loss prevention strategies and has provided in house presentations in preventing and defending bad faith actions in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has been a moderator and/or a presenter in the field of professional liability and employment practices liability matters for Primerus, PLUS, CLM, and the Professional Liability Defense Federation.

Tom is a graduate of Temple University School of Law, from where he received his J.D. in 1985, and L.L.M. Trial Advocacy in 1998, and Drexel University where he received his B.S. in 1982. He is admitted to practice in the federal and state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.


He has been admitted to practice law in the following jurisdictions.
  • Pennsylvania 1985
  • New Jersey 1986
  • U.S.D.C. Eeastern District of PA 1986
  • U.S.D.C. Middle District of PA 2001
  • U.S.D.C. New Jersey 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court 1989

Member:
  • Primerus
    • Primerus Ambassador
    • Chair - Professional Liability Practice Group; Executive Committee, Employment and Labor Group
  • Professional Liability Underwriters Society
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation
    • Past Chair - Lawyers Professional Practice Group
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Claim Litigation Management (CLM) - President - Philadelphia Chapter (2014 - 2016)
  • Saint Thomas Moore Society of Philadelphia
    • Board of Directors, 2002-2016
  • American Hellenic Lawyers Association
    • President 2001-2003; Chairman, Board of Directors, 2004-2005

Publications:
Ten Things Companies Should Look for in Litigation Counsel For Paradigm Magazine, International Society of Primerus Law Firms, Spring, 2015

Best Strategies Defending Employment Retaliation Claims in New Jersey For Paradigm Magazine, International Society of Primerus Law Firms, Winter, 2014

Chapter 15 Umbrella Policies – Personal and Commercial E&O Exposures By Line of Business, 2014 Edition/Series 3 Published by Thomson Reuters Co-written with K.A. Lavelle, Esquire

Chapter 12 – Valuation and Errors Omissions Exposures Based on Valuation Errors E&O Exposures in the Sales Process, 2014 Edition/Series2 Published by Thomson Reuters Westlaw; Co-written with K.A. Lavelle, Esquire

Corporate Counsel – The Ethical Duty of Confidentiality and the Attorney-Client Privilege NYSBA Inside Spring/Summer 2012 -Special Issue: What’s New in Ethics and Privilege

Article: The Preservation of the Attorney-Client Privilege by Corporate Counsel Paradigm Magazine – International Society of Primerus Law Firms, Winter 2012;

Article: ’Mixed Motives’ Claim Eliminated Under the Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act, PLUS Journal, September 2009, Volume XXII, Number 9; Co-Author

Understanding and Preventing Professional Negligence Actions, before Minimizing Engineering Liability Symposium, in conjunction with Half Moon LLC, Fort Washington, PA, December 19, 2008; Co-Author

Recent Changes in Employment Law Decisions, presented before Insurance Broker Symposium, in conjunction with Navigators, Beazley, and Markel, April, 2008

Article: A Claim of Malicious Abuse of Process Requires Proof That the Attorney Acted For His or Her Own Purpose, PLUS Journal, February 2008, Volume XXI, Number 2; Co-Author

Current Issues Impacting Insurance Defense Practice, National Business Institute, November 2007; Co-Author

Article: LAD Retaliation Claimants Must Prove Good Faith: Key Decision Makes It More Difficult To Prove LAD Claims In New Jersey And Easier For Employers To Defend, PLUS Journal, June 2007, Volume XX, Number 6; Co-Author

Human Resource Policies that Prevent Lawsuits, National Business Institute, September, 2006; Co-Author

Current Issues Impacting Insurance Defense Practice in New Jersey, National Business Institute, November, 2006; Co-Author

Current Issues Impacting Insurance Defense Practice, National Business Institute, October 2005; Co-Author

Practical Guide to Federal Court Rules and Procedures, National Business Institute, 2003; Co-Author

Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Pennsylvania, Strategies in Preparation and Valuation, National Business Institute, 1999; Co-Author

Recent Changes in Employment Law Decisions, presented before Insurance Broker Seminar, in conjunction with Navigators, Beazley, and Markel, April, 2008

Article: "A Claim of Malicious Abuse of Process Requires Proof That the Attorney Acted For His or Her Own Purpose," PLUS Journal, February 2008, Volume XXI, Number 2; Co-Author

"Current Issues Impacting Insurance Defense Practice," National Business Institute, November 2007; Co-Author

Article: "LAD Retaliation Claimants Must Prove Good Faith: Key Decision Makes It More Difficult To Prove LAD Claims In New Jersey And Easier For Employers To Defend," PLUS Journal, June 2007, Volume XX, Number 6; Co-Author

Human Resource Policies that Prevent Lawsuits, National Business Institute, September, 2006; Co-Author

Current Issues Impacting Insurance Defense Practice in New Jersey, National Business Institute, November, 2006; Co-Author

Current Issues Impacting Insurance Defense Practice, National Business Institute, October 2005; Co-Author

Practical Guide to Federal Court Rules and Procedures, National Business Institute, 2003; Co-Author

Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Pennsylvania, Strategies in Preparation and Valuation, National Business Institute, 1999; Co-Author


Presentations and Seminars:


Emerging Coverage Issues in Cyber, CyberSecurity and Data Breach Cases Presented at Primerus Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Symposium on November 3-4, 2016, Chicago, Illinois

Coverage for CyberSecurity and Data Breaches; CGL Coverage B and Specific Products Covering Data Breaches Presented at the 2016 Primerus Defense Institute Convocation April 14-17, 2016, Napa, California

Reptile Theory: What You Need to Know in 2016 Presented to AIG-JC Penney Dedicated Unit; March 1, 2016, Kansas City, KS

Cyber-Liability Risk Management and Control Presented at the 2015 Primerus Defense Institute Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Symposium October 22-23, 2015, New York, NY

Reservation of Rights Letters and their Implications in Defending Professional Liability Cases Presented at 2014 Primerus Defense Institute Professional Liability and Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Symposium September 18-19, 2014, Chicago, IL

Liability Exposure to Insurance Agents and Brokers and Defenses from Failure to Procure Coverage ; Presented for Claim Litigation Management, April 11, 2014, Boca Raton, Florida

Defending Bad Faith Actions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey Presented for Geico Insurance Company; December 13, 2013, Philadelphia, PA

Defending Bad Faith Actions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey Presented for Geico Insurance Company; December 6, 2013, Hackensack, New Jersey

Emerging Issues in Professional Liability Claims Involving Insurance Agents and Brokers ; Presented for Professional Liability Defense Federation October 9-11, 2013, Chicago, IL

Creative Insurance Settlement Strategies Presented at 2012 Primerus Defense Institute, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Symposium September 20-21, 2012, Chicago, IL

23rd Annual PLUS International Conference, Moderator, Topic: Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act, November, 2012;

5th Annual – National Directors and Officers Insurance ExecuSummit, Fiduciary Failures in Non-Profit Organizations, Uncasville, CT, May, 2009

Minimizing Engineering Liability, Fort Washington, PA, December 19, 2008;

4th Annual – National Errors and Omissions Insurance ExecuSummit, Topic: The Pros & Cons of Potential Federal Insurance Regulations, New York City, NY, July 2008;

Recent Changes in Employment Law Decisions, presented before Insurance Broker Symposium, in conjunction with Navigators, Beazley, and Markel, April, 2008;

Current Issues Impacting Insurance Defense Practice, presented in Cherry Hill, N.J., National Business Institute, November 2007;

20th Annual PLUS International Conference, Moderator, Topic: Employment Law and Retaliation Actions, Washington, D.C., November, 2007;

Hartford Insurance Company’s Claim Offsite Meeting, Topic: Recent Employment Law Decisions, Florham Park, N.J., September, 2007;

Human Resource Policies that Prevent Lawsuits, presented in Philadelphia, Pa., National Business Institute, September, 2006;

Current Issues Impacting Insurance Defense Practice in New Jersey, presented in Cherry Hill, N.J., National Business Institute, November, 2006;

Current Issues Impacting Insurance Defense Practice, presented in Cherry Hill, N.J., National Business Institute, October 2005;

PLUS E&O Non-Medical Symposium, Moderator, Topic: E&O Lawsuits and Strict Liability Applications, presented in Philadelphia, Pa., May, 2005;

Practical Guide to Federal Court Rules and Procedures, presented in Cherry Hill, N.J., National Business Institute, 2003;

Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Pennsylvania, Strategies in Preparation and Valuation, presented in Philadelphia, Pa., National Business Institute, 1999.

Webinars:
"Current Issues Involving Employment Law Litigation" presented for the International Society Primerus Law Firms, November, 2009;

"Wage and Hour Litigation" presented for the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, January, 2012


Reported Cases:
Hyde Athletic Industries, Inc. v. Continental Casualty Co., 969 F.Supp. 289 (1997)

Gaskill v. Active Environmental Technologies, Inc., 360 N.J. Super. 530, 823 A.2d 878 (2003)

Decisions of the Court referenced in a "Table of Decisions Without Reported Opinions" Curtis Thomas v. Sandy Larson, Valerie Shimbaum, Art Karone, Riverside/ Brandywine, Northwestern Human Services, 281 F.3d 224 (2001)

Anorve v. Hudson County Motors, Inc., and Volvo Commercial Financial, 182 N.J. 629, 868 A.2d 1032 (2005)